What is Social Enterprise?
Social enterprises are revenue-generating businesses with a twist. Whether operated by a non-profit organization or by a for-profit company, a social enterprise has two goals: to achieve social, cultural, community economic or environmental outcomes and to earn revenue. On the surface, many social enterprises look, feel, and operate like traditional businesses. But when you look more deeply, you […]
Happy Mother’s Day!
“The best way for us to cultivate fearlessness in our daughters and other young women is by example. Yes, education is good, but girls need more than just that. They need strong female leaders that show them what they learned is possible in practice.” – Gloria Steinem Kamla was born into extreme poverty and never […]
World Fair Trade Day
Happy World Fair Trade Day! In celebration we hope to start a conversation with you about the power of fair trade and what supporting it really means. For us, it’s about safe & empowering working conditions & developing transparent and accountable relationships with our artisans, staff and customers. To read all of the principals and how […]
it’s not goodbye, it’s see you later
All we wanted was electricity, a wi-fi connection & the tent to stay up. We prayed for it not to rain when we planned outdoor workshops and for the tent to provide enough shade to make working in the heat of the desert tolerable. One thing that India highlights is how many things we take for granted […]
homecoming (part 2)
As Tess & I walked through the narrow alleys, unsure of where to turn, we were comforted by the circle of strong women that surrounded us. The swarm of 30 artisans covered in colorful saris glided gently and powerfully to Laxmi’s home, singing songs of celebration along the way. Neighbors looked upon us curiously from […]
A Fashion Revolution
Fashion Revolution Day takes place on the anniversary of the 2013 factory disaster in Dhaka, Bangladesh. On April 24th, 1133 people were killed & over 2500 people were injured when the Rana Plaza factory complex collapsed. Social & environmental catastrophes in fashion supply chains continue every day, primarily impacting women & girls in the developing world. Today’s efforts aim […]
Join us in more ways than one!
We are expanding the Anchal team & now is your chance to join us in designing change. Here are current available positions and opportunities! Marketing Coordinator Position Description: Anchal Project is seeking a highly motivated self-starter who is excited to join a fun, fast-paced social enterprise. The ideal candidate is a creative storyteller, gregarious and […]
Homecoming (Part 1)
We almost didn’t write this post because we didn’t know how to put our experience into words. It was an unparalleled, pinch-yourself-to-make-sure-this-is-real, out of body moment that we will try our best to share. We were really looking forward to the home visits & it was clear that the artisans were too. It is a […]
inside the artisan workshop
We can’t get enough of these beautiful photos! Take a special inside look into the day to day events at the artisan workshop.
Exclusively with Lauren Conrad & The Little Market
Shop a beautifully curated assortment of Anchal quilts & pillows only available on The Little Market! The Little Market, founded by Lauren Conrad & Hannah Skvarla, works with artisan groups around the world to build a online platform for their hand made goods. Featured products range from striking fashion accessories to stunning home goods, all ethically […]